Compose tips

  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple blank lines.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd><object><embed>

    This site allows HTML content. While learning all of HTML may feel intimidating, learning how to use a very small number of the most basic HTML "tags" is very easy. This table provides examples for each tag that is enabled on this site.

    For more information see W3C's HTML Specifications or use your favorite search engine to find other sites that explain HTML.

    Tag DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
    Anchors are used to make links to other pages.<a href="http://ms.stubnitz.com">stubnitz</a>stubnitz
    Emphasized<em>Emphasized</em>Emphasized
    Strong<strong>Strong</strong>Strong
    Cited<cite>Cited</cite>Cited
    Coded text used to show programming source code<code>Coded</code>Coded
    Unordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ul> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ul>
    • First item
    • Second item
    Ordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ol> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ol>
    1. First item
    2. Second item
    Definition lists are similar to other HTML lists. <dl> begins the definition list, <dt> begins the definition term and <dd> begins the definition description.<dl> <dt>First term</dt> <dd>First definition</dd> <dt>Second term</dt> <dd>Second definition</dd> </dl>
    First term
    First definition
    Second term
    Second definition
    No help provided for tag object.
    No help provided for tag embed.

    Most unusual characters can be directly entered without any problems.

    If you do encounter problems, try using HTML character entities. A common example looks like &amp; for an ampersand & character. For a full list of entities see HTML's entities page. Some of the available characters include:

    Character DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
    Ampersand&amp;&
    Greater than&gt;>
    Less than&lt;<
    Quotation mark&quot;"
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • You may quickly link to image nodes using a special syntax. Each image code will be replaced by thumbnail linked to full size image node. Syntax:

    [image:node_id align=alignment hspace=n vspace=n border=n size=label width=n height=n nolink=(0|1) class=name style=style-data node=id]

    Every parameter except node_id is optional.

    Typically, you will specify one of size, width, or height, or none of them. If you use size=label, where label is one of the image size labels specified on the image settings page, the size associated with that label will be used. The sizes "thumbnail", "preview", and "original" are always available. If you use width=n or height=n, the image will be scaled to fit the specified width or height. If you use none of them, the thumbnail image size will be used.

    If you specify nolink=1, no link will be created to the image node. The default is to create a link to the image.

    Alternatively, if you specify node=id, a link will be created to the node with the given id.

    The align, hspace, vspace, border, class, and style parameters set the corresponding attributes in the generated img tag.

  • Images can be added to this post.
  • To add a lightbox to your images, add rel="lightbox" attribute to any link tag to activate the lightbox. For example:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox">image #1</a>

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox[][my caption]">image #1</a>

    To show a caption either use the title attribute or put in the second set of square brackets of the rel attribute.

    If you have a set of related images that you would like to group, then you will need to include a group name between square brackets in the rel attribute. For example:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]">image #1</a>
    <a href="image-2.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip][caption 2]">image #2</a>
    <a href="image-3.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip][caption 3]">image #3</a>

    There are no limits to the number of image sets per page or how many images are allowed in each set.

    If you wish to turn the caption into a link, format your caption in the following way:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel='lightbox[][<a href="http://www.yourlink.com">View Image Details</a>]' >image #1</a>

  • To add a lightbox slideshow to your images, add rel="lightshow[slideshowname][slide caption]" attribute to any link tag to activate the slideshow. For example:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel="lightshow[show1]">image #1</a>
    <a href="image-2.jpg" rel="lightshow[show1]">image #2</a>
    <a href="image-3.jpg" rel="lightshow[show1]">image #3</a>

    The title attribute in the link tag is optional. The addition of this attribute enables the display of a caption with the image displayed in the lightbox.

    There are no limits to the number of slideshow image sets per page or how many images are allowed in each slideshow.

    If you wish to turn the caption into a link, format your caption in the following way:

    <a href="image-1.jpg" rel='lightshow[show1][<a href="http://www.yourlink.com">View Image Details</a>]'>image #1</a>

  • It's possible to show video content in the lightbox. In this case the "rel" attribute should be set to lightvideo. It's possible to group videos and to control the size of the lightbox by setting the "width" and "height" properties. The properties can be configured like lightvideo[group|width:300px; height: 200px;][caption]. The properties should all be of the format "property: value;" - note the closing semi-colon. If no properties are set, then the default width and height of 400px will be used. See below for more detailed examples.

    Basic example:
    <a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1811233136844420765" rel="lightvideo">Google video example - default size</a>

    Controlling lightbox size example:
    <a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1811233136844420765" rel="lightvideo[group|width:400px; height:300px;][caption]">Google video example - custom size</a>

    Supported video formats include asx, wmv, mov and swf. A number of online video providers are also supported, including YouTube and Google Video. For a full list of the current supported video providers please see the documentation on drupal.org.

  • SWF Tools Filter

    The basic syntax for embedding a flash file (.swf), flash movie (.flv) or audio file (.mp3) is:

    [swf file="filename.swf"]

    If you would like to override SWF Tools and flash player default settings, you can specify additional parameters. For example:

    [swf file="song.mp3" flashvars="backcolor=#AABBCC&&forecolor=#11AA11"]

    If you would like to output a list of files then the format is:

    [swf files="image1.jpg&&image2.jpg&&..."]
    SWF Tools Filter will accept following:
    • params : You can specify values for parameters to be passed to Flash to control the appearance of the output. Typical values are bgcolor and wmode. Example: params="wmode=true&&bgcolor="#00FF00" Alternatively you can supply each parameter individually without using params. Example wmode="true" bgcolor="#00FF00"
    • flashvars : You can specify values for output as flashvars, which become available to the Flash movie that is playing. This is often done to control a media player. Refer to the documentation of the flash player you are using to know what flashvar options are available. Example: flashvars="autostart=true&&volume=80"
    • methods : Optional information about how to display the file. The most common usage is to specify a particular media player and thus override the default specified on the settings page. Example: methods="player=onepixelout_mp3"

    WARNING: with params, flashvars and othervars, pass multiple values separated by &&.


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